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Aggravated assault charge in Williamson County

Lake George in Marion, Ky. is showed on Monday, June 27 as mostly dried up. It's officially firework season and authorities want you to be safe while you're out enjoying your favorite firecracker. Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum featuring handmade quilts. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. You can take a...
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Staying safe this 4th of July

After losing their only fire engine and all its equipment to a fire, local fire departments in Southern Illinois are lending a helping hand to the Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department. |. Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum featuring handmade quilts. DRONE12: Lake George in Marion, Ky. Updated: 8 hours ago. |
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Two Injured in Saturday Night Motorcycle Crash in Zeigler

ZEIGLER – More details have been released regarding a motorcycle crash that happened Saturday night on Illinois 148 near the Franklin-Williamson County line. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:20 p.m. deputies responded to Illinois 148 and Prairie Creek Lane in Zeigler for a single motorcycle crash with injuries.
ZEIGLER, IL
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ISP announces the use of roadside safety checks

DUQUOIN – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 Commander, Captain Josh Anderton, announces the ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Williamson County during July 2022. The use of RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.
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ISP to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols

DUQUOIN, Ill. – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 Commander, Captain Josh Anderton, announces the ISP will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Williamson County during July 2022. ACE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with...
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Few Chicagoans Have Heard of the Deadliest Day in State History

The deadliest mass killing in Illinois history took place in the 1920s, but it wasn’t the St. Valentine’s Massacre. It didn’t even happen in Chicago: it happened in Herrin, a small town in Williamson County, in deep Southern Illinois. Most Chicagoans have probably never heard of Herrin, but 100 years ago today, on June 22, 1922, union miners shot and stabbed 21 “scabs” who were shipping coal in violation of a nationwide mining strike. No one was ever punished for the killings, and for decades afterward, no one in Herrin spoke a word about what became known to history as the Herrin Massacre.
CHICAGO, IL
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Carbondale Pride event to feature Williamson County educator

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- After completing his second annul multi-count Pride Run earlier this month, a local educator will be the featured speaker on Saturday at the Southern Illinois Price March and Cruise in Carbondale. The event this weekend will assemble at 10 a.m. in city lot 4 on Route 51...
CARBONDALE, IL
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Remembering the Herrin Massacre 100 years later

June 21-22, 2022 marks a century since 23 union mineworkers, strikebreakers, and others were killed in what became known as the Herrin Massacre in southern Illinois’ Williamson County. The violence was widely condemned, but some in Williamson County would defend the actions of union miners for decades to come. To learn more about the Herrin Massacre, we talked with a southern Illinois historian, who places the Herrin Massacre in the context of other violent incidents in the region.